I think I know what irony is and I think this is an example of irony. If you don't know, America is the land of cars with automatic gears, whereas the UK is the land of cars with manual gears, as is Europe generally.
For once I am very pleased Australia has followed the US and prefers cars with automatic gear changing. Some still choose manual cars here and you do often have to pay more for an automatic car, but when the time comes to sell or trade it in, good luck. You'll need it. Even people buying used cars want automatics.
So when the American